SUPERBOOTH22. Great synthesizer companies were on the spot: Sequential, Oberheim, Moog, Korg, Roland, Yamaha, Novation and others. The number of modular exhibitors was once again impressive and the fields of… Read More
SUPERBOOTH22 – Synth Expo Berlin (Part 1)
SUPERBOOTH22. Relaxed atmosphere, as always. Since it was uncertain whether the city government may need the FEZ premises as a camp center for Ukrainians or not, some of the exhibitors… Read More
KORG miniKORG 700FS – BACK to the future …
Ah, yes. KORG is doing a perfect job. Following the ARP 2600 relaunch last year, the updated miniKORG 700S – now called miniKORG 700FS – follows this year. A pure… Read More
Korg Trident – a classic 8-voice string synthesizer
For many years the Korg Trident, albeit impressive to look at, struck me as an uninspiring synthesizer. Chunky hardware, annoyingly chorused strings, very limited synthesizer possibilities. A synth for the… Read More
Korg prologue – THE 8-/16-voice pro’s synth?
This took a while. 2 years, to be exact. After release of the 4-voice polyphonic minilogue (that stepping stone to a pro’s synth) we would have expected its bigger brother to… Read More
Korg Prologue-16 / Prologue-8: A new analog era?
A new analog era? Well, maybe! “These instruments are capable of sounds that go beyond existing analog synthesizers” … Korg’s own words. They sound promising. The Prologue-16 and Prologue-8 look extremely… Read More
Korg minilogue – stepping stone to a pro’s synth?
Korg handled it very well. While all those rumours about the new ARP 2600 were circulating, the innovative Japanese company slipped the minilogue onto the market. And we’re all enamoured. Well, most of… Read More
Musikmesse Frankfurt 2015 Report – Part 2
The 1st part of our report was dedicated to the modular synth area. We continue with some thoughts about synthesizers / keyboards. Now, most of the “new stuff” is probably… Read More
Korg PS-3100 – the polyphonic Tyrannosaurus
Some might consider the Korg PS-3100 synthesizer as an oversized MS-20. But this polyphonic instrument is – like its monophonic colleague – in a class of its own. Korg’s PS-series… Read More
Korg Volca Series – little doors to big polyphonics?
Korg is definitely going on the right direction. They’ve brought the analog technology back, and they’re doing very well at that, thankfully. From the Monotron to the recent announcement of… Read More